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Announcing the winners of the 2022 Global Development Photo Contest

The King Center on Global Development is happy to announce the winners of the 2022 Global Development Photo Contest. We received some incredible photo submissions from Stanford students, predocs, and postdocs, showcasing locations that spanned the globe. 


Moogdho Mahzab, Postdoctoral Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

a brick layer in Bangladesh

Jashore, Bangladesh

"A brick-loader in Bangladesh, working hard in a very challenging situation to earn his living. This is the typical work for brick loaders that they do for the whole season. The face enormous health hazard from their work. Also, given the demand for clay-fired bricks, there are more than million of workers working on brick kilns. The photo shows the sad truth about development - low paid labor, environmental hazards, cost-effective production method in LMICs."

Zeina Hashem, BA '25, Department of Psychology

child drinking from a water well

Saqara, Giza, Egypt

"In the rural area of Saqqara in the Giza governorate, farmers live a much more calm and peaceful life than those living in the bustling city of Cairo just a 30-minute car ride away. When asked if they would rather live in the city, the farmers laughed and told us that they would much rather be surrounded by masses of greenery and clear skies than the traffic and busyness of Cairo. In the photograph, a farmer's young daughter drinks from one of many taps that provide filtered water to the large communities of farmers and their families in the area. This family in particular was incredibly kind and welcoming, offering us tea and snacks, and stories about their lives."

Anna Queiroz, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Communication

child with virtual reality headset on

Aldeia Papagaio, Alta Floresta, MT, Brazil

"This photo shows a female middle school student from an indigenous village in Brazil wearing a VR headset. This photo was taken by Zaz Productions during a large-scale project in Brazil targeting digital inclusion and environmental awareness. The project aimed to reduce the gap between private and public schools, allow the students to engage with technology, and learn about human actions in mitigating climate change causes and consequences. A total of 12 thousand middle and high school students from low-income and indigenous communities in Brazil participated in the project. This was a collaboration between the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford and Instituto Edp in Brazil."

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